"Indeed, we enthusiastically buy their hardware and port our systems to it."
Posted Sep 10, 2012 19:11 UTC (Mon) by anselm
In reply to: "Indeed, we enthusiastically buy their hardware and port our systems to it."
Parent article: Look and feel lawsuits, the second time around
I'd guess many people are using GNOME because they want to use Linux, not using Linux because they want to use GNOME – so it would make more sense to move to another Linux-based environment rather than a completely different one. After all, many programs run just as well on a KDE or LXDE desktop as they will on a GNOME desktop.
It's not as if the other platforms didn't have their evolutionary dead ends, as users of PowerPC Macs – or, arguably, the classic Windows desktop once Windows 9 comes around – will be able to attest. If GNOME does go away, with KDE at least you get to keep most of the rest of your system.
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